Sunday, December 26, 2004

History of Czech Republic

History of Czech Republic. President Wilson was one of the leaders who helped in the formation of Czechoslovakia. It happened after World War One. Czechoslavakia is no more but I still think the Czechs owe Woodrow Wilson some thanks as this state ulimately help bring about the Czech Republic.

From the site:

The Czech Republic was the western part of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic. Formed into a common state after World War I (October 28, 1918), the Czechs, Moravians, and Slovaks remained united for almost 75 years. On January 1, 1993, the two republics split to form two separate states.

The Czechs lost their national independence to the Hapsburgs Empire in 1620 at the Battle of White Mountain and for the next 300 years were ruled by the Austrian Monarchy. With the collapse of the monarchy at the end of World War I, the independent country of Czechoslovakia was formed, encouraged by, among others, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.

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